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Christmas Tree Grove Fun in Roseville

Oh me! Oh my! Oh Happy Christmas Tree Fun! Roseville Real Estate Agent Kaye Swain sharing Roseville Christmas Tree Downtown Square Last year, I thoroughly enjoyed the Christmas Tree Grove my sweet city of Roseville CA hosts every year as part of their multi-day holiday celebration fun that also includes the lighting of our majestic Downtown Square Christmas Tree.  I decided then that I wanted to do a Christmas tree for 2016 to celebrate the many grand joys of Roseville (can you tell I love my city! 🙂 ).

Kaye Swain Roseville real estate agent sharing Roseville California Joys Christmas Grove Tree

Christmas Tree Ornament Fun

While visiting one set of grandkids who had come to see me a few months earlier, I asked if they would like to help me and they gleefully said “YES!” Thanks to Michaels Craft Store, I was able to find a ton of adorable wooden ornaments. Some reflected the many things we love about Roseville – birds, children and grandchildren, dogs and granddogs, cats and grandcats, homes and keys to homes, and more. Others were chalkboard tags that let us write even more fun things like the great parks we have here – TONS – over 70!!!!! Walking trails! Cute critters like egrets, turkeys, coyotes, skunks, cows, horses…. So many fun things to love.

Christian Blogger REALTOR Kaye Swain West Roseville CA

We had a blast coloring, painting, talking, thinking, and more. It was a two or three day project while their parents were away enjoying time alone (a great gift we grandparents can share with our families and a great investment in the health and well-being of our kids marriages and our grandkids families! 😉 )

When we were done, I carefully packed everything up and brought it home and put it in my bookcase. I got the biggest smile every time I’d see those packages.

November finally arrived and it was time to get cracking at finishing the project. I spent several nights tying fish line hangers and gluing cute clothespins to the backs of ornaments to help attach them all. My youngest granddaughter there had finished a delightful red crocheted garland for me and it arrived safely.

Christmas tree ornaments my grandchildren made

Christmas Tree Decorating Fun

Finally December arrived and it was the day to decorate. And what fun. I got to meet new friends and see old friends from Roseville. I had a great time in crisp, chill, sunny weather decorating the tree. Later, it was time to head back for the fun, festivities, judging and awards ceremony. So many cute little and big kids were there. Good friends from our neighborhood to greet. My local beloved family came! I even got to meet fun folks like Mr Grinch, Cindy Lou, and Santa Claus. Too fun!

Kaye Swain Roseville Real Estate Agent meeting the Grinch with Cindy Lou

Christmas Tree Grove Award

And oh my! There were so many lovely trees this year – all were a true delight. So you can imagine my shock, surprise, and joy when they called my name. My grandkids and my tree had won Most Spirited! HOW AWESOME! And how COOL to share the excitement with my sweet grandkids (THANK YOU AGAIN KIDDOS!).

Kaye Swain Roseville REALTOR shares Christmas Tree winners

Christmas Tree Future Fun

One of the many sweet memories I shall treasure this year, that’s for sure! Of course, I made sure there were plenty of photos to share with my senior mom on her iPad! And yes! I’m already looking forward to next year – for both the Christmas Tree fun AND for more creative and gaming activities with sweet grandchildren, near and far! Sweet joys, indeed! And I’m so grateful to God for all these sweet gifts!  🙂

Sweet Gifts From God!

Roseville REALTOR Kaye Swain praises God great week great prize

 

Kaye

 

 

 

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4th of July Fun in Roseville

Time is flying and so much fun is going on. Our sweet town of Roseville CA had a great time on the 4th of July, complete with fun run, parade, park activities, and later, great fireworks!

Kaye Swain Roseville Real Estate Agent 2016 July 4th fun run parade patriotic t-shirt

I enjoyed getting to our Roseville City Hall at 6:30 a.m. and helping hand out water cups to the runners. Later, as I was watching the parade and taking tons of photos, it was a delight to see so many familiar faces of friends IN the parade, including the sweet teen who helped me with Vacation Bible School this year, not to mention our brave firefighters and police officers, whom we SO appreciate!

Kaye Swain Roseville real estate agent shares fire truck parade entry Roseville CA

There were even some adorable dogs – in the parade AND watching the parade. My granddog in Roseville was most miffed that I didn’t take him. 😉

Roseville Real Estate Agent Kaye Swain Shares cute dogs City Parade

VBS Joys

Speaking of VBS, it went great. I was thrilled when several of my children prayed to ask Christ to live in their hearts. And if my CD creator will start cooperating, I’m hoping to mail CDs of photos from VBS to each parent. Gotta love tech woes, right? 🙂

I have to confess, the week of VBS in Roseville did leave me a bit exhausted, albeit quite happy. Last week was catch-up time and for the first few days I thoroughly enjoyed working at my computer. Half way through the week, though, I was ready to get moving again and had the chance to go walking and visit with several neighbors to let them know about an open house with great aging in place options and a price reduction in their area.

Now it’s time to prep for the second (and final) week of Vacation Bible School, also in Roseville. This should be a quieter and easier time, as I’m helping in the encouragement department, making iced slushies to lift the teachers’ spirits and give them a burst of energy throughout the day. A terrific way to be a Barnabas (encourager) to all the hard-working teachers!

Praying and Trusting God

Of course, this week was also full of sad news reports from a variety of areas so lots of prayers have been going up for all involved! I was very encouraged in my Bible study this morning when reminded we must “walk by faith and not by sight!” So true, yet often so hard to do. And never too early to start teaching that to our grandkids, or too late to remind our senior parents, not to mention ourselves.

You know me. I had to make a Scripture picture AND a coloring page for that to share with our grandkids AND our elderly parents (and anyone else)! 🙂

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Dog and Granddog Joys In Roseville & Beyond

One of the posts I did on my local area blog, Roseville California Joys, was about therapy dogs and service animals. While most of the resources I shared were for the Sacramento and Roseville area, there were some that were nationwide. So if you, or someone you care about, is needing a service dog or therapy animal (which can include horses, dogs, and more), do pop over to Do You Need A Service Dog?

Speaking of dogs of all kinds, here’s my latest pix of me with my four granddogs. 🙂

Kaye Swain Roseville REALTOR shares granddog joys

Be Sure To Visit Us On Facebook

That’s about all for our neck of the woods in the Roseville Sacramento area. How about you? Any VBS stories you’d like to share. We’d love to hear about them! And don’t forget to visit SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation at Facebook! 😉

Kaye

P.S. I’ve also updated my Pinterest board for grandkids and grandparents, along with various other boards. 🙂

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